Ocean’s Eight might be a heist film, but the real scam here is the film itself.
Den of Thieves drains itself of any drop of sympathetic humanity to leave a crude beast impressive and intimidating in its muscularity.
Steven Soderbergh is back, baby!
American Hustle reminded me of a scene from another, very different 2013 movie. About halfway through Spring Breakers, gangster-rapper (emphasis on the former) Alien, played by James Franco, bursts into a memorable, consumerist rant. “Look at my shit!” he cries, roving around his expensive bedroom, festooned with gold-plated guns and a television playing Scarface on…